Muay Thai, a combat sport from Thailand, has gained ground in the United States and is now arriving on the West Coast. Friday Night Fights, a Muay Thai production company, produced the longest-running Muay Thai series in North America, and sold out stadiums in many cities. Owner Justin Blair hoped to debut the fight in a culturally forward-thinking place, and he picked Seattle as the destination for its West Coast premiere. Friday Night Fights aims to bring more fights to the West Coast.
“We’re not interested in doing ‘one-off’ events,” said Blair. “We built a great series in New York and hope to do the same out West.
The event takes place on Friday, May 18th at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavillion. Tacoma-based fighter Deaumont ‘DJ’ Johnson is scheduled to compete at the event.
“I’m excited to be a part of this. This area is mostly all about MMA, so it’s rare that the sport of Muay Thai gets this kind of attention,” said Johnson.
The event will feature many of the region’s best-known competitors. Blair hopes the event will draw sports fans who haven’t seen a fight before.
“I think that casual sports fans will be pleasantly surprised by just how exciting watching this sport can be. ” said Blair. (end)
For more information, visit www.fridaynightfights.com.